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Changing the Appearance of Diagram Shapes
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Colors and
If your Word document, Excel worksheet, or PowerPoint presentation
includes many diagrams, make sure your diagrams are consistent in
appearance. Choose similar colors for diagrams. If you like 3-D diagrams, make the
majority of your diagrams 3-D. Don’t let the diagrams overwhelm the ideas
they are meant to express. The point is to present ideas in diagrams, not
turn your work into a SmartArt diagram showcase.
Changing the Appearance of Diagram Shapes
To call attention to one part of a diagram, you can change the appearance of
a shape and make it stand out. Any part of a diagram that is different from
the other parts naturally gets more attention. To change the appearance
of a shape, consider changing its size or color, exchanging one shape for
another, or changing the font and font size of the text. These topics are
covered in the following pages.
Chapter 2
Changing the size of a diagram shape
A shape that is larger than other shapes in a diagram gets the attention of
the audience. Select your shape and use one of these techniques to enlarge
or shrink it:
On the (SmartArt Tools) Format tab, click the Larger or Smaller button
as many times as necessary to make the shape the right size.
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